Affiliate NewsChristie’s International Real Estate Hosts Annual Luxury Specialist Real Estate Conference at Historic Hotel Del Coronado in San Diego
Published Wednesday, October 4, 2017 Updated on Thursday, October 5, 2017

Christie’s International Real Estate Hosts Annual Luxury Specialist Real Estate Conference at Historic Hotel Del Coronado in San Diego

More than 200 top sales associates from across the Americas awarded luxury specialist designation

San Diego, California – Christie’s International Real Estate, the world leader in luxury real estate, convened more than 200 top sales associates from brokerages across its network for the 2017 Luxury Specialist Conference. The event was held September 26-28 at San Diego’s historic grande dame of seaside resorts, the Hotel del Coronado. The conference offered agents the latest insights into today’s ever-evolving and highly competitive luxury sector, and each was designated as a “Christie’s International Real Estate Luxury Specialist” by Christie’s Education. Christie’s International Real Estate is the real estate arm of Christie’s, the world’s leading art business and the global brand synonymous with luxury for over 250 years.

The award is given to agents who have shown a dedication to exceptional client service, and have dedicated themselves to the acquisition of knowledge across the full spectrum of luxury asset classes.

“We believe that leading advisors in the luxury home world are knowledgeable across the full luxury spectrum, from art and design to wine and jewelry,” said Dan Conn, CEO of Christie’s International Real Estate. “Our annual conference assembles specialists who provide insights into luxury goods and leaders in the real estate industry, the combination of which distinguish our network in the luxury real estate market.”

Presentations ranged from Los Angeles real estate superstar Gary Gold’s experiences in listing and closing real estate transactions, including the landmark $100 million sale of The Playboy Mansion, to insights from Christie’s specialists in art, watches, handbags, jewelry and wines, all providing strategies to help Christie’s International Real Estate’s affiliated agents maintain their leadership positions in their local markets.

International interior design guru, Martyn Lawrence Bullard spoke on lifestyle and design trends, while Sean Conlon, of television’s The Deed and CEO of Chicago-based Affiliate Conlon & Company, shared the secrets of his success. Small group discussions allowed those in attendance to brainstorm their real estate successes and challenges, while leaving ample time for one-on-one networking and relationship building.

San Diego provided the perfect venue for the 2017 agent’s conference with the rich history of the Hotel del Coronado, with a backdrop of seaside magnificence. “We were delighted to be the host city Affiliate for this year’s conference,” says Andrew E. Nelson, CEO of Willis Allen. “This gathering of our elite network shined the spotlight on our glorious city, underscoring our firm’s prominence in San Diego’s luxury real estate market.”


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